Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 12) The Touch Up.

Mike, a salesman, was touching up paint in the bathroom one weekend, when the brush slipped out of his hand, leaving a stripe across the toilet seat.  So the salesman painted the whole seat over, and went out to see a ball game.

Mike's wife happened to get home early, went upstairs to use the facilities, and found herself firmly stuck to the toilet seat.  At six o'clock, when the salesman got home from the game, he found her stuck there, furious and embarrassed.  Mike was unable to dislodge his wife from the seat for fear of tearing her skin.

With considerable difficulty, the salesman managed to get his wife into the backseat of the car, and then into a wheelchair at the county hospital, where she was wheeled into a room and maneuvered, on her knees onto an examining table.  At this point, a resident entered and surveyed the scene.

"What do you think, Doc?" asked the nervous salesman.

"Nice, very nice," commented the resident, stroking his chin.  "But why did you go with such a cheap frame?"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals realize the value of time.   They also know the limits of their true abilities and the power of specialization.  When it comes to home repairs or remodeling, true sales professionals understand the cost savings of hiring a professional to do things right the first time.  No fuss, no muss.  And no embarrassment.  Hire expertise when you need to.  Don't get caught with your pants down.

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."        -  Teddy Roosevelt